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Timnath-heres meaning

תמנת־חרס

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🔼The name Timnath-heres in the Bible

The name Timnath-heres occurs once in the Bible, namely in Judges 2:9. It is one of the two names of the place where Joshua, son of Nun, was buried, and was located in the hills of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash. In Joshua 24:30 the same story is told, but Timnath-heres is called Timnath-serah.

🔼Etymology of the name Timnath-heres

The name Timnath-heres obviously consists of two elements. The first part of our name comes from the verb מנה (mana) meaning to count or to assign:

The second part of our name is the word חרס (heres), meaning sun:

🔼Timnath-heres meaning

For a meaning of the name Timnath-heres, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Portion Of The Sun and BDB Theological Dictionary has prob.= (sacred) Territory Of The Sun. NOBSE Study Bible Name List, curiously, doesn't interpret this name.